Star youngster Greaves bags bronze in Hungary - The Leamington Observer

Star youngster Greaves bags bronze in Hungary

CANOEING: WARWICK teenager Alex Greaves was in amongst the medals at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Hungary.

The talented 15-year-old joined teammates Enya Dale, Zoe Clark, and Ed Nightingale to scoop bronze in the Canoe Sprint K4 event over 200m.

Greaves, who first started canoeing after watching members of the Royal Leamington Spa Canoe Club take to the River Leam waters, not only won bronze but also helped defeat a strong Hungarian crew in the semi-final stage to book their place in the prestigious final.

His efforts helped Team GB scoop an impressive ten medals at the games, including three golds, one silver, and six bronze medals.

The Trinity Catholic school student also clocked a personal best time in his K1 event.

Paul Ford, Team GB’s Chef de Mission for Gyor 2017, said: “I am delighted with how the 50 athletes have represented their country, both in terms of their performance but embodying the values expected of them as Team GB athletes.

“It’s important to celebrate and recognise the incredible efforts of those who have won medals during the week and the support both from their teammates but also their coaching staff.

“It’s been a demanding schedule with a lot of sport played but the chance to compete against some of the best in Europe is unique and an opportunity I’m pleased everyone grabbed with both hands.”

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